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The Trouble with Norbels by Sandra Skalski

The Trouble with Norbels by Sandra Skalski

Secretary of State Juan Quarez knew the only thing worse than a visit from the Voltaran Ambassador was a visit to the Voltaran Embassy. That made preparations like opening every window and amping up the State Department’s air handling system an easy decision. The ambassador arrived promptly at 9 AM. Juan drew a last breathRead more about The Trouble with Norbels by Sandra Skalski[…]

The Love of Her Life by Astrid N. Wright

The Love of Her Life by Astrid N. Wright

“Sex is overrated. Like pumpkin-spice latte.” Gala sipped her espresso. Her date’s foam mustache flinched. “Really? Then why are you here?” “I like the playlist.” She smiled, listening to an old jazz song. Most patrons had left the coffee shop when the dusk turned windows into mirrors so the murmur of voices couldn’t spoil Gala’sRead more about The Love of Her Life by Astrid N. Wright[…]

How To Speak To Monkey by Doug Lane

How To Speak To Monkey by Doug Lane

Marta endures body scanner and pat-down, secures her possessions in a locker, and proceeds to the room where advisors explain how to speak to Monkey. “You must know the intricacies, for Monkey’s offense with visitors is easily roused.” Guidelines come like bullets from a mini-gun. “Never make eye contact. To do so is to challengeRead more about How To Speak To Monkey by Doug Lane[…]